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If you are a FERS or BRS participant, consider contributing at least 5% of your basic pay to your TSP account so that you can receive the full amount of Agency/Service Matching Contributions.

If you've been rehired by the Federal Government, there are a few things you need to know.


TSP Automatic Enrollment upon Returning to Service

Civilians

If you are a rehired FERS or CSRS employee who had a break in service of 31 or more full calendar days, regardless of whether you were enrolled prior to your break, your agency will automatically enroll you in the TSP. Each pay period, 3% of your basic pay will be deducted from your paycheck and deposited in your TSP account, unless you elect to contribute immediately upon rehire. You can change or stop your contributions at any time after you are rehired. To learn how, visit Starting, Changing, and Stopping Your Contributions. If you are a FERS employee, your Agency/Service Automatic (1%) and Agency/Service Matching Contributions (if you are contributing your own money) will also begin immediately.

If you are a rehired FERS or CSRS employee who had a break in service of less than 31 full calendar days and you were previously contributing to the TSP, your employee contributions and, if you are FERS, your agency contributions, will resume upon rehire. If you were not previously contributing, you can begin at any time by following the instructions in Starting, Changing, and Stopping Your Contributions. Be aware that the TSP automatic enrollment rules do not apply to your situation.

Uniformed Services

If you are reentering the uniformed services after a break of more than 30 days and you were a BRS member prior to your break, your service will automatically enroll you in the TSP. Each pay period, 3% of your basic pay will be deducted from your paycheck and deposited in your TSP account, unless you elect to contribute immediately upon rehire. You can change or stop your contributions at any time after you are rehired. To learn how, visit Starting, Changing, and Stopping Your Contributions. Your Service Automatic (1%) and, if you are eligible for it, Service Matching Contributions will also begin immediately.

If you are reentering the uniformed services after a break of more than 30 days and you were not a BRS member prior to your break, you will not be automatically enrolled. You can start a TSP account or resume contributing to your existing TSP account at any time after you are rehired. To learn how, visit Starting, Changing, and Stopping Your Contributions.

If you are reentering the uniformed services after a break of 30 days or less and you were making TSP contributions when your break in service occurred, those contributions will resume whether or not you are a BRS member. Service Automatic (1%) and Matching Contributions will also resume for BRS members.

Automatic Enrollment Refund Requests

Employee contributions made under the automatic enrollment program may be refunded during the first 90 days of the enrollment period under certain circumstances.

If you are a FERS, CSRS, or BRS member who was rehired after a break in service of 31 or more full calendar days, your eligibility for a refund of your contributions depends on whether or not your previous refund period had expired and the length of time since your last automatic enrollment contribution.

If the refund deadline from your prior automatic enrollment period has expired, you will not be eligible to request a refund of your automatic enrollment contributions until one full calendar year (January to December) has passed since your last automatic enrollment contribution. If one full calendar year has passed, you will be issued a new refund deadline date.

If the refund deadline from your prior automatic enrollment period has not expired, you will have up until that date to request your refund.

BRS members, note that the above rules apply only to members reentering the service. Those who are automatically reenrolled because they stop contributing to their TSP accounts are not eligible for refunds.

A refund of your automatic employee contributions will not stop your agency from deducting future contributions from your pay each pay period. If you also want to stop your automatic contributions, you must make a contribution election. For more information, visit Starting, Changing, and Stopping Your Contributions.

A refund of your automatic employee contributions will not stop your agency from deducting future contributions from your pay each pay period. If you also want to stop your automatic contributions, you must make a contribution election. For more information, visit Starting, Changing, and Stopping Your Contributions.

Loans

If you had a break in service of less than 31 full calendar days, be sure to inform your new agency if you have any outstanding TSP loans so your payments can resume.

You must make up, from your own funds, any loan payments you may have missed. Mail a loan payment directly to the TSP along with Form TSP-26, Loan Payment Coupon.

Withdrawals

If your break in service was less than 31 full calendar days, you are not eligible to withdraw your TSP account.

If your break in service was 31 or more full calendar days, you were eligible, but not required to withdraw your TSP account. Any withdrawal must have been paid and received while you were still separated from service.

If you began receiving monthly payments from the TSP after you separated, those payments will stop upon rehire. If you are receiving annuity payments, they will continue.

Has your address changed?

Notify your agency of your address change. Your agency is responsible for maintaining information about you and submitting it to the TSP.

You will not be able to change your address through the TSP website or by calling the ThriftLine as long as you are actively employed.

Is your beneficiary designation up to date?

If you've had any change in your personal situation that warrants changing your beneficiary designation, be sure to complete a new Form TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary. Remember that the TSP will not honor any other document for the distribution of your TSP account after your death.

If you do not have a Designation of Beneficiary form on file with the TSP, your money will be distributed according to the legal order of precedence.

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Let our online wizard help you with your beneficiary designation. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.

Are you separated from federal employment?

Would you like to change your address right now in My Account instead of downloading Form TSP-9?

You cannot use this form to change your address. As a current federal employee or service member, you must change your address through your agency or service.

Are you separated from federal employment?

To change your name, you will need to provide documentation to the TSP. See the instructions on the form for documentation requirements.

You cannot use this form to change your name. As a current federal employee or service member, you must change your name through your agency or service.

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Our online wizard can help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.

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Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.

See how easy it is to complete this form.

Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.

See how easy it is to complete this form.

Let our online wizard help you with your withdrawal request. Based on your answers to a series of questions, it will prefill the appropriate sections of your form and help you avoid mistakes that could cause your form to be delayed or rejected.